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Cilantro Pesto Halibut With Chile Garlic Dipping Sauce

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  Cilantro leaves with stems 2 Cup (32 tbs) (Fresh, Process; Spread Onto)
  Soy sauce 1 Tablespoon (Process; Spread Onto)
  Black pepper 1 Tablespoon (Process; Spread Onto)
  Vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon (Process; Spread Onto)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Tablespoon (Process; Spread Onto)
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm) (Process; Spread Onto)
  Halibut fillets/Mahi mahi fillets 10 Ounce (Process; Spread Onto, 2 Fillets, 5 Ounce Each)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Simmer; Off Heat, Stir In)
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Simmer; Off Heat, Stir In)
  White vinegar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Simmer; Off Heat, Stir In)
  Garlic 1 Tablespoon, chopped (Simmer; Off Heat, Stir In)
  Kosher salt 1⁄2 Tablespoon (Simmer; Off Heat, Stir In)
  Red pepper flakes 2 Tablespoon (Simmer; Off Heat, Stir In, Or To Taste)
  Steamed white rice 1 Cup (16 tbs) (For Serving)
  Sweet and sour slaw 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (For Serving)

Process cilantro, soy sauce, black pepper, oil, 1/2 t sugar, and garlic cloves in a food processor until minced.
Spread onto both sides of fish fillets to coat and let stand at room temperature 10-15 minutes.
Preheat grill to medium-high.
Simmer 1/2 cup sugar, water, vinegar, 1 T garlic, and salt in a small saucepan over medium heat.
When sugar is dissolved, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until the consistency of maple syrup, about 10 minutes.
Off heat, stir in pepper flakes; set aside.
Lightly coat both sides of fish fillets with nonstick spray, then grill until cooked through and firm, 4-6 minutes per side; do not overcook.
Serve fish with rice and slaw, with dipping sauce on the side.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 753 Calories from Fat 149

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 17 g25.9%

Saturated Fat 2.1 g10.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 50.2 mg16.7%

Sodium 2277.5 mg94.9%

Total Carbohydrates 111 g36.9%

Dietary Fiber 20.1 g80.5%

Sugars 56.1 g

Protein 45 g89.8%

Vitamin A 346.5% Vitamin C 168.4%

Calcium 33.7% Iron 46.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Cilantro Pesto Halibut With Chile Garlic Dipping Sauce Recipe